In order to provide the best experience for its students, the University of Michigan is often enhancing its campus. Below are some of the major recent changes.
With its students in mind, the School of Nursing broke ground on April 5, 2013. This date marked the start of a renovation project that will provide more instructional space—specifically, active learning classrooms and a clinical learning center—for the school.
Stop 2: Munger Graduate Residence Hall
What do an M.B.A. candidate, law student, and master’s candidate in social work have in common? Most likely, the ability to solve complex challenges, especially if they work together. In April of 2013, Charles T. Munger made a gift to create a graduate residence hall so that a diverse group of graduate and professional students could live together and interact creating a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Stop 3: South Quad
U-M has renovated multiple residence halls in recent years, and South Quad was the latest of them. Perhaps the facade only looks a little different from this picture, but the dining hall was completely redesigned and now features micro-restaurants offering food made to order.
Stop 4: UM-Dearborn Student Housing
Another campus change occurred on the Dearborn campus. UM-Dearborn students can now choose to live in student housing! Called the Union at Dearborn, the facility is located conveniently across Evergreen Road, providing an urban campus community for Dearborn students.
You might be surprised to see the Ross School on this list since it was just constructed, but that was just Phase one. Phase two will continue to expand and enhance the school’s academic space, allowing it to grow. The school also just added a program, allowing undergraduates to minor in business.
Stop 6: Phyllis Ocker Field Hockey Field
With a talented field hockey team comes the desire to host major events like the NCAA and Big Ten tournaments, as well as the desire to maintain a beautiful playing field. Ocker Field just underwent a major renovation, improving its ability to host major events and creating a new field for the varsity team. The team started the fall 2014 season in its brand new home. These facility upgrades are another example of what donors make possible at the University of Michigan.
Stop 7: Earl V. Moore Building
The renovation and expansion of the Earl V. Moore building, made possible by William K. and Delores S. Brehm, will greatly benefit programs in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance by providing updated classrooms, more performance space, and a new lecture hall. Construction on the site is set to conclude in fall 2015.